When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>
By Craig Planting From 2001 until 2007, Americana roots-rockers Ol' Yeller put out five studio albums (including 2004's Sounder which won a Minnesota Music Award) and toured the country, especially Texas, over a dozen times. They became a favorite of Twin Cites musicians and local music scenesters, ... More >>
Photo courtesy of CACD's Facebook pageJennifer Markey, lookin' 'bout State Fair-ed outIf you ask me, this sounds like the best deal in town tonight. You go to Grumpy's NE between 6-8PM. You bring your own vinyl to spin, presumably country would be best, and you get a free drink. You also get trea ... More >>
Dogged, lion-hearted, and gentle as a lamb: Meet Ol' Yeller's Rich Mattson
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
With their first album of originals, Lee's house band heads for fresh country
Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.